Episode 43: The Modern Missile Threat

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December 03, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Eastern Time
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About Episode 43

Missiles are often characterized using the terms ballistic, cruise, and hypersonic: ballistic missiles are treated as non-maneuvering but fast, cruise as maneuvering but slow, and hypersonic as maneuvering and fast. How well do these terms differentiate modern missile capabilities? As discussed in their recent policy paper, Steve Dunham and Sam Wilson argue—with cool animations—that these labels no longer capture the missile threat and propose a new construct for considering modern missile capabilities. 

Watch The Hypersonic Missile Debate virtual event with two panels of special guests for a more in-depth look at this topic.